Will the Truck Parking Shortage Improve?
Oct15

Will the Truck Parking Shortage Improve?

The truck parking shortage is not a new issue. It has plagued the trucking industry for years, and many fear that it will last long into 2017. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are more than 3 million truckers in the United States. However, there is only parking available for approximately 300,000 trucks. Many states are reporting parking needs, primarily along major transit corridors and in dense...

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ATA Road Team Highlights Top Safety Concerns
Nov21

ATA Road Team Highlights Top Safety Concerns

Last week at the CCJ Fall Symposium, ATA Road Team captains David Green and Danny Smith highlighted some of the safety concerns many truckers are facing today. The Road Team is ATA’s national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who seek to spread the word about safety on the highway. The symposium featured a panel including both truckers and was hosted by CCJ (Commercial Carrier Journal) editor...

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Tractor Trailer Parking Tips For New Drivers
Oct08

Tractor Trailer Parking Tips For New Drivers

Let’s be real. Parking a big rig when you’re new to trucking can seem pretty scary. Hell, I failed my first driver’s test because I couldn’t parallel park in my Nissan Sentra — a compact car. Whether or not you passed your road test with flying colors, applying your skills on the open road is more challenging than you may think. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tractor trailer parking tips for new drivers. If you...

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Safer Parking Through Mobile Apps
Jun17

Safer Parking Through Mobile Apps

It’s the same routine for nearly every trucker – long days on the road with few breaks, only to fight for a safe spot to sleep at night. After hours spent driving, the last thing truckers should have to worry about is parking, and yet this is a persistent problem across the nation. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, nearly all of the estimated 185,000 open parking spots across the country are filled up every night....

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RoadBreakers App: Overnight Parking Finder
Jul21

RoadBreakers App: Overnight Parking Finder

A huge issue as a driver is the problem with finding a safe place to “set up camp” for the night. There’s too many trucks, too little parking. The challenge of finding a safe place to park leads to the misfortune of wasted hours that you could be using sleeping or worse—getting attacked in an unsafe location. Some drivers find themselves resorting to unsafe locations like industrial parking lots, behind grocery...

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